Budapest George Ezra
11 April 2017, 11:56
Tom Hiddleston's 'The Night Manager' only receives one nomination at the TV BAFTAS
It looks like Tom Hiddleston won't need to collect his tuxedo from the dry cleaners.
The star – who won a Golden Globe for his role as Jonathan Pine in the BBC’s glossy spy saga The Night Manager – is missing from the list of nominations released today for BAFTA’s 2017 Television Awards.
The Night Manager also failed to receive a nomination in the Drama Series category. Tom’s in good company though, as his co-stars Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie are nowhere to be seen either. Thankfully, Tom Hollander has received a nod in the Best Supporting Actor category for his scene-stealing role as the slimy sidekick Corky.
Olivia Colman did receive a nomination under Best Female Comedy Performance in BBC Three’s brilliant Fleabag, alongside creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, so order is restored.
Another notable favourite which has been excluded this year is Coronation Street, which misses out in the Soap & Continuing Drama category. The nominees are Casualty, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale – which surely has to win thanks to Ashley’s dementia storyline which movingly concluded last week.
One of our other favourite handsome leading men also missed out this year, as Aidan Turner’s shirtless swashbuckling in Poldark failed to win over the BAFTA panel. Boooo!
We still love you, Aidan! Copyright: BBC
It’s not all doom and gloom though, as some of our favourites have been recognised. We’re torn between Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe and The Last Leg in the Comedy & Comedy Entertainment Programme category.
Netflix’s royal drama The Crown has five nominations, which is the most this year, including best drama and lead actress for Claire Foy. The gripping, gritty and brilliant Happy Valley is also nominated for best drama, and we’d love it if Sarah Lancashire won the leading actress award for her role in the series.
Lastly, Claudia Winkleman just HAS to be recognised for her kooky but smart contributions to Strictly in the Entertainment Performance category. And surely Bake Off is a shoo-in for Features?
The winners will be announced at London's Royal Festival Hall on 14 May, with Sue Perkins taking over hosting duties from Graham Norton.